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Photos and video: Kids compete in the 2022 Cub Run

Mushers 14 years old and younger raced in the John Beargrease 2022 Cub Run at Lakeview National Golf Course in Two Harbors on Saturday, Jan. 22. The Cub Run gives young mushers a chance to try the sport. The Cub Run featured 2.2-mile and quarter-mile races. For more details, visit beargrease.com. The 2022 John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon begins Sunday, Jan. 30, at Billy’s bar in Duluth.

girl and sled dogs get ready to race
Madeline Johnson (316), of Ely, and her team of sled dogs wait at the starting line ahead of the 2.2 mile race at the John Beargrease 2022 Cub Run at Lakeview National Golf Course in Two Harbors on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022.
Dan Williamson / Duluth News Tribune
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sled dog racer and dogs at starting line of race
Nicole Freking, second from right, and her team of sled dogs wait to begin the 2.2 mile race at the John Beargrease 2022 Cub Run at Lakeview National Golf Course in Two Harbors on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022. Dan Williamson / Duluth News Tribune
child standing on sled dog sled
Willem Cummings, 3, of Duluth, smiles while standing on his sled ahead of the John Beargrease 2022 Cub Run at Lakeview National Golf Course in Two Harbors on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022. It was his first sled dog race as he competed in the quarter mile event.
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girl sled dog racer stands with sled dog
Madeline Johnson, of Ely, adjusts the harness of one of the sled dogs on her team ahead of the 2.2 mile race at the John Beargrease 2022 Cub Run at Lakeview National Golf Course in Two Harbors on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022.
Dan Williamson / Duluth News Tribune
girl sled dog racer waits at starting line
Elena Freking, center, waits at the starting line for the 2.2 mile race of the John Beargrease 2022 Cub Run at Lakeview National Golf Course in Two Harbors on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022.
Dan Williamson / Duluth News Tribune
musher and sled dogs approach the finish line
Aubrey Juckette and her team of sled dogs approach the finish line of the John Beargrease 2022 Cub Run at Lakeview National Golf Course in Two Harbors on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022. Juckette competed in the 2.2 mile race.
Dan Williamson / Duluth News Tribune
girl hugs sled dog
Nicole Freking hugs one of her sled dogs while Olivia Johnson (204) looks on. Freking and her sled dog team had just finished the 2.2 mile race at the John Beargrease 2022 Cub Run at Lakeview National Golf Course in Two Harbors on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022.
Dan Williamson / Duluth News Tribune

Dan Williamson joined the Duluth News Tribune in June 2021 where he's involved in digital content such as video, photos and podcasts. Previously, he worked in television broadcasting as a Sports Director/Anchor at WDIO-TV in Duluth, Sports Director/Anchor in Bismarck, N.D., News and Sports Anchor at KSAX-TV in Alexandria, and Reporter/Photographer/Editor with the syndicated show "Life to the Max" in Eden Prairie. He was also the Development Director for the Duluth Salvation Army. Williamson grew up in Alexandria, graduated from St. Cloud State University and has lived in Duluth since 2012.
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